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Empire Editorial: Whale sculpture a worthy endeavor

...piece will become as beloved as other pieces of art that initially faced criticism, such as the Windfall Fisherman - the bear sculpture that sits downtown. Additional criticism surrounds the site, currently a rude dirt parking lot at the base...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-31/empire-editorial-whale-sculpture-wort
Opinion
Man accused in lion death thought hunt was legal

...given one year probation and fined nearly $3,000.Doug Kelley, a former federal prosecutor and Palmer's attorney in the bear case, was unavailable for immediate comment Tuesday, according to his assistant.Palmer has several hunts on record...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/man-accused-lion-death-thought-hunt-w
Not For Web
Alaska Zoo closes temporarily when wild black bear stops by

ANCHORAGE - Hear the one about the bear who wandered into a zoo?An unexpected...were brought into their dens while the bear was visiting. Jill Myer, the zoo's director of development, said the bear was up in a tree in the back by the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/alaska-zoo-closes-temporarily-when-wild
State
Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

ANCHORAGE - A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear's biology will not help stave off starvation in the face of global warming.The study of southern Beaufort Sea polar bears by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
State
Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

ANCHORAGE - A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear's biology will not help stave off starvation in the face of global warming.The study of southern Beaufort Sea polar bears by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
State
Federal refuge employees kill charging Kodiak brown bear

...hillside.Kodiak radio station KMXT reports that the bear fell 8 feet from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...observe bear behavior.Their first indication of the bear was a roar. The bear charged downhill and was not deterred by them waving...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/federal-refuge-employees-kill-charging-
State
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...meantime, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are committed to doing everything within our control to give the bears a chance to survive while we await global action," she said during a teleconference Thursday.Greenhouse gas emissions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Alaska Editorial: Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

...been a part of the Alaska lexicon.The bears had been relocated after causing...officials were planning to euthanize the bears, but following public outcry and intervention from Gov. Bill Walker, the bears were instead captured and moved to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-03/alaska-editorial-relocating-bears-doesn
Local | Opinion
Elderly pit bull survives encounter with bear

...to the woods."While he watched, the bear dropped Monkey and started gnawing...off his fishing boat. He believes the bear was confused by Monkey's harness."I think when the bear was carrying the dog away from me...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/elderly-pit-bull-survives-encounter-bea
State
Solstice week on the water and R2AK updates

...the race? You know it. Spirit of Admiralty is a multi day/night race around the island Tlingits call "Fortress of the Bears." In addition to one of the world's highest density brown bear populations, Admiralty waters feed some of the densest...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/solstice-week-water-and-r2ak-updates
Art

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